Pink Pearl
California 1944


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The Pink Pearl is a very unique apple with distinctive pink flesh beneath translucent, pearly yellow skin, which sometimes also bears a light pink blush. It was introduced in 1944 by the renowned California plant breeder Albert Etter. Not simply just a novelty, but a great tasting apple with firm flesh. Tart to sweet-tart, depending on time of harvest. Pink Pearl apples are wonderful for baking, especially in open-topped tarts or in sauces where their pink color can really shine. They are also a good choice for eating fresh, whether alone of as part of a salad. Pink Pearl are harvested in August and don't last long in storage, so you'll need to be quick to enjoy this special summer apple. Blooms very attractive. One of our most popular varieties.


CCOF Certified Organic:  Our apple trees (exception noted) and few other select fruit trees and berries grown by Trees of Antiquity are USDA Organic, certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Our growing methods restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and genetic modification (GMO).

Growing Considerations for Pink Pearl
California 1944

USDA Zones: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Heirloom: Yes

Bloom Period: Early

Harvest Period: Early

Storage: 3-4 weeks

Low Chill: Yes

Uses: Cider, Cooking / Sauces, Desserts / Pies, Fresh Eating

Origin Date: 1900`s

Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period

Years to Bear: 2-4 years

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Shape when Shipped: Feathered (prominent branching)

Rootstock: MM 111 (Semi-dwarf)

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*;  Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).


*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.

Shipping Note:  Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.

Have any Thoughts or Comments? We would love to hear from you!


Suzette Mehl
5 of 5 Stars
I love this apple, it is beautiful to see and tastes great. We used to have one over on the NW side of Petaluma and it was a lovely apple to blend with the Gravensteins we also had for the most exquisite pale rose colored apple sauce. It also tasted so lip-smacking good! Tart and sweet all at the same time! I am so glad that Trees of Antiquity offer this tree. The one I got is just so healthy; I hope it likes its new home in the Sierra Nevada Foothills.


This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.